Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

Earthdance is going virtual!

We're so excited to be entering a whole new world of somatic learning and dance improvisation through a virtual platform. Join us THIS SUNDAY March 29, 2020 for our first Earthdance LIVE: Virtual Sunday Class & Talkback event with Chris Aiken from 7–8:30pm. Learn More & Join the Zoom Event >>

The latest protocol & information...

Earthdance is staying vigilant and adjusting daily to news regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read the Latest Here >>

Registration is open for Summer 2020...

Donna Mejia, Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser, Rooted Essence Dance, and Teaching Artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) are coming to Earthdance this June–August to offering incredible workshops in Transnational Dance Immersion, Dance Improvisation & Performance, Interdisciplinary Exploration, and more. See the Full Roster Here >>


Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

April 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to April 19, 2020 - 5:00pm
An ONLINE forum for CI teachers and committed practitioners to cross-pollinate ideas and strategies toward safer CI spacesCurated by Nicole Bindler, Deirdre Morris & Vivek Patel
May 14, 2020 - 5:00pm to May 17, 2020 - 3:00pm
Do you desire for a greater sense of connection in your dances? Do you feel like there is an underlying piece missing from your dances? An animation that transcends technique and form? Do you want tools for taking the confidence you feel on the dance floor out into the world? Using techniques from...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

April 19, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday Music & Movement Jam Update:Earthdance has been closely monitoring news regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The situation is evolving rapidly with new information available daily. At this point, we have decided that it is best to cancel our March & April events. We...
May 17, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. Earthdance's Sunday Music & Movement Jams invite Contact Improvisation dancing at all levels. This Sunday Music & Movement Jam follows a ...
May 28, 2020 - 5:00pm to May 31, 2020 - 3:00pm
Celebrate, re-imagine, and queer Contact Improvisation (CI). The Queer CI Lab & Jam aims to explore queer experience and thought through the practice of CI in movement, dialogue, workshops, and jamming. In this queer container, we create time and space for queer voices to be heard and for queer...